Day 22 – León to Villar de Mazarife

The Stats:

E0B63198-18F1-400E-99D8-54C9DE13189A.jpegMILES: 15 CUMULATIVE MILES: 318

STEPS: 25,000  CUMULATIVE STEPS: 634,000

TIME WALKING: 6 HOURS  CUMULATIVE TIME WALKING: 139 HOURS


Today was a glorious day! Sunny with a few clouds AND most importantly NO RAIN!!!

I decided to take an alternate route because the main Camino path follows a highway and it is boring and noisy. The route I took took me through lots of plains and fields of wildflowers.

So, let’s begin.

A nice hostel along the way.

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These yellow flowers were everywhere.

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The remnants of all the rain. Good thing we had a clear day… I don’t know if I could have handled another day of rain.

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A couple of shots from one of the little towns along the way.

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No translation required 🙂

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You see lots of these little decorations along the way.

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The vegetation is changing. I’m seeing less poppies and a lot of these purple flowers.

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But there are still a few patches of poppies.

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Here is a close-up of the stork nests. They seem to be on almost every church.

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Today’s Thoughts

  • So my decision to replace my backpack in León is paying off. It is very comfortable and a little bit lighter.
  • I mentioned in an earlier blog post that there are lots of different ways to do the Camino. I have met several people who do the Camino for a week or 2 every year for several years (like Oliver). I seems like a great way to keep the Camino spirit going for many years. However, I think they might be missing one the great aspects of doing the Camino in 1 shot. After about 2 weeks, I noticed that this amount of time really helps separate me from my “normal” life. That distance really helps you relax and I notice so much more. There is a nice sense of freedom.
  • I had an expensive dinner tonight. I heard the hostel served a good pizza. So I ordered one. It was good but… it was pretty small. It was more like an appetizer. So after the pizza I ordered the pilgrim’s meal.

Cheers,

 

-jj

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